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Shane Sinclair


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Cancer Care Research Professorship

(403) 220-2925

Faculty of Nursing
Professional Faculties Building PF 2280
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB  T2N 1N4

Research Activities: 

Spiritual wellbeing, psychosocial oncology and palliative care

Primary Area of Research: 

Dr. Shane Sinclair is a former Canadian Institutes of Health Research Post-doctoral fellow and Governor General's Gold Medal Nominee who currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary. He currently serves as the Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.  Dr. Sinclair's primary research focuses on spiritual and psychosocial issues in cancer and palliative care.  Shane is interested in identifying the determinants of quality spiritual care and modifiers of spiritual wellbeing within a clinical setting.  While the impact of spiritual aspects of care on patient and family wellbeing is a core interest to his work, he has also conducted research on factors related to the relationship between health care professional wellbeing and their clinical practice.   He has collaborated on national studies investigating dignity at the end of life, cancer survivorship and the impact of death and dying on palliative care professionals.  Currently he is interested in exploring how these and other areas of spiritual and psychosocial care translate and differ within a pediatric setting.

  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)